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Dear Diary,

The Indigo Diaries is a podcast for those who want to learn about ADHD through others experiences.
Internationally people’s lives are a universe apart, but they all share that one key feature, ADHD.

Join host, Natasha Hickling, who herself has ADHD and co-existing conditions. Explore the way people live, work, thrive and overcome challenges with this condition as well as dealing with culture, relationships and other external barriers. Laugh, cry and experience an ADHD world through the eyes of another.

Why not? Have an Amazing Week!

The Indigo Diaries

The Indigo Diaries Natasha Hickling

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Dear Diary,

The Indigo Diaries is a podcast for those who want to learn about ADHD through others experiences.
Internationally people’s lives are a universe apart, but they all share that one key feature, ADHD.

Join host, Natasha Hickling, who herself has ADHD and co-existing conditions. Explore the way people live, work, thrive and overcome challenges with this condition as well as dealing with culture, relationships and other external barriers. Laugh, cry and experience an ADHD world through the eyes of another.

Why not? Have an Amazing Week!

The Indigo Diaries

    S3, Episode 35: " Neurodiversity in the workplace- We all want to belong… By Natasha Hickling, and Lisa Kerr

    S3, Episode 35: " Neurodiversity in the workplace- We all want to belong… By Natasha Hickling, and Lisa Kerr

    Dear Diary,

    Welcome to "The Indigo Diaries." Join host Natasha Hickling in the third, long-lasting series: "The World Through Our Eyes.." where she will be joined once again by fellow ADHD Coach Lisa Kerr in a “Starting the conversation” Episode.

    Lisa is a Chartered Accountant with a Corporate Finance and HR background. For over 20 years she held senior financial and operational roles, before setting up her consulting business in 2020.

    Lisa is also Autistic and ADHD, but managed to make it through to her 40s before she found this out. The diagnoses led to Lisa carrying out extensive research into Neurodiversity and in 2023 she trained as an ADHD Life Coach, which brought even more insights and reflections.

    Lisa is committed to speaking openly about her experiences to enable others to understand, embrace and empower Neurodiversity in the workplace. It’s been an emotional journey and she gets upset at times in the telling, but wants you to know that she chooses to share this with you to give an insight into the mind of a Neurodivergent adult. And who said Autistics have no empathy!

    In today's episode, Lisa discusses neurodivergence and the challenges that they can face in the workplace today. She highlights the difference between neurodiverse and neurodivergent employees and the positive impact organisations can have if they understand, embrace, and empower them. At the end of the day, we all just want a place we can belong!

    Come, Learn, listen, and experience the world through not her eyes, our eyes!

    The Indigo Diaries

    Ps- If you would like any additional information regarding our support group, coaching or are interested in the world hearing your story in series 1, please see the links below:

    Email: natasha@indigo-hub.com

    Website: www.indigo-hub.com

    FB Page: Indigo Hub (https://www.facebook.com/indigohubadhd/)

    Instagram: @indigohubadhd (https://www.instagram.com/indigohubadhd/)

    Lisa’s Details:

    Website: https://www.consultingwithkerr.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisakerr-fca-fcsi/

    • 45 min
    S1, Episode 24: "The Lost Generations: A (common) story of late diagnosis…’ By Natasha Hickling and Kathleen Helm

    S1, Episode 24: "The Lost Generations: A (common) story of late diagnosis…’ By Natasha Hickling and Kathleen Helm

    Dear Diary,

    Welcome to "The Indigo Diaries." Join host Natasha Hickling back in the first series: "The World Through Your Eyes.."

    This week Natasha is joined by another fantastic guest Kathleen Helm.

    Kathleen (they/them), is an ADHD-er who was diagnosed with ADHD in 2022 at the age of 30. Despite an objectively successful education and career in Events Management they have struggled with their mental health and chronic pain issues since childhood.

    Since being diagnosed, Kathleen has been on a journey of self-acceptance, recovery, relearning and credits their diagnosis as not only life-changing but lifesaving. They are on a highly
    personal mission to support the neurodiverse community by challenging the popular narratives around neurodivergence through empathy, education and empowerment.

    Kathleen is an ADHD UK Ambassador, working towards positive change in their region, and credits the charity’s support groups and volunteering, as a vital part of their own journey.

    Kathleen is non-binary, queer, diagnosed with combined ADHD, self-diagnosed Autistic and multi-disabled. They live in Yorkshire, love to dance and cook for their loved ones and can be won
    over with pictures of dogs.

    In this episode, Kathleen discusses their diagnosis of ADHD in 2022 and the impact of this on their life since as well as the grief of not knowing sooner and what impact this had on their mental health, physical health and childhood. Kathleen first discusses the ‘lightbulb’ moment when ADHD was first suggested to them and their own ignorance around ADHD, difficulty in pushing past imposter syndrome to seek diagnosis and the subsequent journey of being diagnosed.
    They touch on what diagnosis meant and how they, like many others, experienced trauma and grief .

    Come, Learn, listen, and experience the world through not their eyes, our eyes!



    The Indigo Diaries



    Ps-

    If you would like any additional information regarding our support group, coaching or are interested in the world hearing your story in series 1, please see the links below:

    Email: natasha@indigo-hub.com

    Website: www.indigo-hub.com

    FB Page: Indigo Hub (https://www.facebook.com/indigohubadhd/)
    Instagram: @indigohubadhd (⁠https://www.instagram.com/indigohubadhd

    • 52 min
    S3, Episode 34: " Finding Your Purpose…” By Natasha Hickling, and Nikki Hardy

    S3, Episode 34: " Finding Your Purpose…” By Natasha Hickling, and Nikki Hardy

    Dear Diary,

    Welcome to "The Indigo Diaries." Join host Natasha Hickling in
    the third, long-lasting series: "The World Through an Our Eyes.." where she is will be joined once again by fellow ADHD Careers Coach Nikki Hardy in a “Starting the conversation” Episode.

    Nikki is 49, living on the Essex coast in the UK and is a single parent to her daughter Hope and 2 dogs. She was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 43 and her daughter also has ADHD.

    Having always cared so much about everyone and everything and being a huge people pleaser, her undiagnosed ADHD meant that people were never pleased with her and this extinguished the bright spark within her. Moving schools 3 times, the worst one in year 8 of secondary school also had a huge impact and after a disruptive school life she left school with 2 GCSE’s a very poor sense of self and no direction.

    The following years were turbulent but not without some significant achievements – none of which were recognised by Nikki. Everything changed when Nikki started working within
    a sector that was aligned with her ‘purpose’. Working within the third sector and then the NHS Secondary mental heath services helping people find employment that all of Nikki’s previous difficulties and traumas were now something that could help and inspire others and this was when she started to really grow in confidence and be happy with who she was.

    At the age of 43 Nikki was diagnosed with ADHD and that is when everything changed.  Nikki shares her career experience
    and how her late ADHD diagnosis helped her to navigate her coaching career.


    In today's episode, she discusses the difficulties ADHD brings when trying to find a career path, and shows how much more there is to careers than you might think. She provides a step-by-step process for finding your ultimate purpose and working with it.


    Come, Learn, listen, and experience the world through not her eyes, our eyes!

    The Indigo Diaries

    Ps-

     If you would like any additional information regarding our support group, coaching or are interested in the world hearing
    your story in series 1, please see the links below:

    Email: natasha@indigo-hub.com

    Website: www.indigo-hub.com

    FB Page: Indigo Hub (https://www.facebook.com/indigohubadhd/)

    Instagram: @indigohubadhd (https://www.instagram.com/indigohubadhd/)



    Nikki’s Details:

    Website:  www.aseaofhopecoaching.com

    • 44 min
    S3, Episode 32: " Decluttering. Where do I even Start?…” By Natasha Hickling, and Sarah Bickers

    S3, Episode 32: " Decluttering. Where do I even Start?…” By Natasha Hickling, and Sarah Bickers

    Dear Diary,

     

    Welcome to "The Indigo Diaries." Join host Natasha Hickling in
    the third, long-lasting series: "The World Through an Our Eyes.." where
    she is will be joined once again by fellow ADHD Coach and professional organiser  Sarah Bickers in a “Open Mind” Episode.

    Sarah is a professional organiser and coach who now specialises in working with the ADHD community. She is currently living in Norway with her husband (after being a South-East Londoner for over
    30 years!)

    Sarah discovered she had ADHD in 2020 – but only after two of her three children were diagnosed, and several years after setting up her professional organising business. Organising her home and life was a way for Sarah to start to create order out of the chaos in her head. 

    Now Sarah has made peace with her ADHD brain and describes herself as a recovering perfectionist. She works mostly online with clients, wherever they are on their ADHD journey. She works collaboratively with clients to find more more realistic and maintainable ADHD-friendly solutions to organise their homes and lives.

    In this episode, Sarah is back to discuss practical ways and ideas of how we can take apart the process of decluttering and make it less overwhelming. The discussion includes practical techniques, questions, and methods that you can try right away. There is no need to be cluttered anymore, there is a place to start!

     

    Come, Learn, listen, and experience the world through not her eyes, our eyes!

    The Indigo Diaries

    Ps-

     If you would like any additional information regarding our support group, coaching or are interested in the world hearing your story in series 1, please see the links below:

    Email: natasha@indigo-hub.com

    Website: www.indigo-hub.com

    FB Page: Indigo Hub (https://www.facebook.com/indigohubadhd/)

    Instagram: @indigohubadhd (https://www.instagram.com/indigohubadhd/)



    Sarah’s Details:

    Website:  https://freeyourspace.co.uk/



    Resources Shared:

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    • 50 min
    S3, Episode 31: " Boundaries: Self Advocating… Part 3..” By Natasha Hickling, and Holly Martinson

    S3, Episode 31: " Boundaries: Self Advocating… Part 3..” By Natasha Hickling, and Holly Martinson

    Dear Diary,

    Welcome to "The Indigo Diaries." Join host Natasha Hickling in
    the third and long-lasting series: "The World Through an Our Eyes.."

    This week Natasha is back with the third and final part of the Boundaries episodes where she will be joined once again by the amazing Holly Martinson to discuss some deep and interesting topics that they are discovering during their coaching experiences.

    Holly Martinson is a former public and private school teacher and has 20+ years of experience in the field of Coaching and Special Education. Currently, she is an Integrative Executive Function Coach with Patient Minds, of which she is the owner and founder.

    This final episode concludes the topic of Boundaries with the final step of advocating and enforcing those boundaries. During the episode, they discuss how to put your boundaries into action, how to create the space for doing so, and how to express them in your own way so they are heard.

    Remember: This will be a continual feature episode multiple times a year! Stay Tuned for the next one coming later this month!

    Come, Learn, listen, and experience the world through not her eyes, our eyes!

    The Indigo Diaries

    Ps-

     If you would like any additional information regarding our support group, coaching or are interested in the world hearing your story in series 1, please see the links below:

    Email: natasha@indigo-hub.com

    Website: www.indigo-hub.com

    FB Page: Indigo Hub (https://www.facebook.com/indigohubadhd/)

    Instagram: @indigohuba)

    Holly’s Details:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollymartinson/

    Email: patientmindsllc@gmail.com

    Website: https://www.patient-minds.com/



    Resources Shared:


     4cs: Clear, communicate, consistent and confirmed: https://www.unconventionalorganisation.com/post/adhd-and-boundaries-the-4-c-s-of-boundary-setting


    AEO: Acknowledge, explain and offer:  ⁠https://adhd-couple.com/how-to-set-healthy-boundaries/⁠
    https://positivepsychology.com/great-self-care-setting-healthy-boundaries
    https://untappedbrilliance.com/how-to-create-healthy-boundaries-when-you-have-adhd

    • 34 min
    S3, Episode 30: " Boundaries: RSD and People Pleasing… Part 2..” By Natasha Hickling, and Holly Martinson

    S3, Episode 30: " Boundaries: RSD and People Pleasing… Part 2..” By Natasha Hickling, and Holly Martinson

    Dear Diary,

    Welcome to "The Indigo Diaries." Join host Natasha Hickling in the third and long-lasting series: "The World Through an Our Eyes.."

    This week Natasha is back with the second part of the Boundaries episodes, where she will be joined once again by the amazing Holly Martinson to discuss some deep and interesting topics that they are discovering during their coaching experiences.

    Holly Martinson is a former public and private school teacher and has 20+ years of experience in the field of Coaching and Special Education. Currently, she is an Integrative Executive Function Coach with Patient Minds, of which she is the owner and founder.

    As a part of today's episode, they will discuss the challenges associated with finding your own needs and setting boundaries; People Pleasing and RSD. Their discussion touches on why rejection and needing to please others can affect our ability to do what is right for us and how it impacts our nervous system. In addition, they provide you with some takeaways to try that will challenge those thoughts and help you step into the space you deserve.

    Remember: This will be a continual feature episode multiple times a year! Stay Tuned for the next one coming in September!

    Come, Learn, listen, and experience the world through not her eyes, our eyes!

    The Indigo Diaries

    Ps-

     If you would like any additional information regarding our support group, coaching or are interested in the world hearing your story in series 1, please see the links below:



    Email: natasha@indigo-hub.com

    Website: www.indigo-hub.com

    FB Page: Indigo Hub (https://www.facebook.com/indigohubadhd/)

    Instagram: @indigohubadhd

    FB: Indigo- ADHD Support
    Group...)



    Holly’s Details:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollymartinson/

    Email: patientmindsllc@gmail.com

    Website: https://www.patient-minds.com/

     

    Resources Shared:

    https://focusedmindadhdcounseling.com/adhd-and-people-pleasing-how-being-overly-concerned-with-the-feelings-of-others-became-a-habit-and-what-to-do-about-it

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CGQvtnwgu1-/?hl=en

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CgzZhIfrK7Z/?img_index=10

    https://www.additudemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/5_23_19-Dodson-Webinar.pdf

    https://cariteranmft.com/f/polyvagal-theory-and-fightflightfreeze

    https://www.therapistaid.com/therapy-worksheet/thought-record

    • 34 min

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Heart-warming, eye-opening and honest

This podcast is a glimpse into the life of someone who is embracing her ADHD and all of the fun that comes with it. Each episode will see a different guest being interviewed about their experiences or a general discussion about life, but this first episode was about the host herself. It’s essential listening for anyone directly affected by ADHD either in themselves or loved one. Not only that, it’s an eye-opening and honest account of making the best of every situation and living life to the fullest!

“Be bold, be beautiful and be bright!” ❤️

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